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Math research students to present at national conference

Friday, March 9, 2018

Members of our Community-Based Research in Mathematics have been selected to present at the National Service-Learning Conference held this year in St. Paul, March 11-13. The conference recognizes the contributions that young people throughout the nation make to change the world and to help prepare them for reaching their goals. 

Will Torgerson '18 and Zoë Vogel '18 will be presenting with Kiyoko Sims from the Children's Theatre of Minnesota Neighborhood Bridges from 8:00-9:00 AM on Monday, March 12. The title of their presentation is Neighborhood Bridges: The Power of Critical Literacy. 

Julia Murphy '18, Sophie Hardten '18, and Kelly Reiling '18 will also present their project, "Mathematics Serving the Community:  Two Social Justice Projects Empowering Youth to be Effective Change Agents," on Monday. 

Other members of math research will be featured in the Service-Learning Showcase, where 23 total projects nationwide were selected for presentation. Breck representatives include:

  • Brooke Samaratunga '18 and Keely Conroy '18: Growing Artists, Growing Minds:  Resilience and Relationships
  • Zack Levy '18: Analyzing Health and Happiness:  A Blue Zones Delphi Project
  • Katie Raffel '18 and Cade O'Neill '18: Breaking Barriers by Baking Cookies:  Empowering Volunteer Mentors to Envision Youth Futures
  • Anthony Palmer '18 and Ellie Wanninger '18: St Vincent de Paul:  Improving the Quality of Donations, Improving the Quality of Lives
  • Sophie Hardten '18 and Kelly Reiling '18: Open Door Learning Center:  Unlocking the Power of Literacy
  • Julia Murphy '18: Sex Trafficking and the Super Bowl:  Awareness, Attitudes and Intervention

In addition, the Community-Based Research in Mathematics Program will table in the exhibit hall to promote the program to a nationwide audience.

To learn more about the conference, click here.